Meridian footballers on top form

Meridian School senior football team

Meridian School senior football team - Credit: Archant

Meridian’s senior football team scored 11 goals in victories over Barnwell and John Henry Newman School.

The wins put Meridian in a strong position within the District League competition which culminates in the top two playing in the Senior Cup final.

A 4-2 triumph over Barnwell started the recent goal glut.

Two goals from John Middlemass put Meridian on their way with a third from Jacob Leighton putting them 3-0 up at half-time.

The second half saw Barnwell come back into the game as the Meridian players tired, but Anthony Lane got a deserved goal to restore Meridian’s two-goal advantage with the game finishing 4-2.

Meridian continued where they left off and against John Henry Newman produced another strong team performance winning 7-2. Goals from Leighton, Lane and Jake Benstead saw Meridian make it to half-time 3-0 ahead.

The John Henry Newman players stepped up their performance in the second half.

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However, despite getting back into the game early on, they quickly found themselves even further behind following a further four goals from Middlemass, Callum Turner, Lane and Benstead.